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Tuskegee president to give Lincoln Memorial speech

TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) - Tuskegee University President Benjamin F. Payton will deliver the main address at the rededication of the Lincoln Memorial on Saturday afternoon.

Payton, who is retiring next year after serving 28 years as the university's fifth president, is continuing a tradition at the nation's capital. Robert Russa Moton, president at what then was known as Tuskegee Institute, delivered the principal address at the Lincoln Memorial's dedication ceremony on May 30, 1922.

Millions have visited the memorial in the 87 years since it was dedicated during Warren G. Harding's presidency. (

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